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Subject: The worst feeling in the world
Know what the worst feeling in the world is? When listening to Wharf Rat and the source changes from SBD to AUD. Ugh!
Subject: Beat it On Down The Line
I am a BIODTL connoisseur so to speak. I love the solo's in the song. And while I like It better when Jerry solos for both of the measures, Keith's solo in this is by far the best I have heard. It is perfect and melodic. His sound in this show is incredibly good.
Subject: One of the best China>Riders EVER
Ridiculous jamming in this one. That is all.
Subject: I agree with Holy Smokes
This GSET is f'in epic!!! Keith bangs on the keys like there's no tomorrow (and really, when the playin's this good who cares about tomorrow?).
73 was definitely the "do no wrong" year for these folks.
Subject: Indy 1973
Who was that lady on the stage? I fell in love that night. Was it the lady or the band? Oh what a strange trip it has been!
Subject: Holy Smokes
Maybe it's just that I'm psyched to go see the remainder of the Boys next week, but this GSET seems to me tonight to be somewhat, um, AWESOME, and I don't particularly like the tune.
Had to post and give it a 5 just for that. If all it is is that I'm jazzed up to pretend I'm 20 again for a few hours next week and can't wait, please accept my apologies...
Subject: First night on the Bus
My first show almost 35 years ago. I was so excited to find this tonight. I had an old multi-generation cassette, but not nearly this good. I was just 15 and my girlfriend's sister and her boyfriend took us. No idea that night what a journey it would start me on. I had ice skated at this old place since I was 5, never dreamed of what would go on that night and how it would shape my future. The music and people were outstanding. Today our home is adorned with the art of rock mainly focused around Jerry's and Billy's work, plus Herb Greene and Baron Wollman's fantastic photo's. Just like "A Box of Rain" we passed it on, my son saw his first Dead show in 1993 at age 6. Our daughter was too young, she had to settle for The Dead 2004 at Red Rocks for her first show age 9...but Billy gave her a mallet and Bobby a pick after the show....what more can you ask for. Hard to believe while listening to this show again that over 30-years later my son at 17 was getting artistic and worldly advice from Billy. Well enough, just another one of the great stories from the Golden Road, can't wait to burn this and send it to my son at college tomorrow.
For the most part, this is a solid board, things get rough at the end, but the sound is clear and bright for the meat of the show. I'm trying to recall if I've heard this in the past and I'm not sure...wait, yes I am, because the truckin is so dirty I would never have forgotten it if I'd heard it. Jerry whips out some extra chops in this version. One of a kind build to the pre-jam peak. I have to quibble with one thing. Big River def jams back into Playin', incidentally, the playin>1/2 step>big river>playin is brilliant 73, and the china>rider is top tier. If nothing else listen to those portions of this rare beauty.
Subject: Keith on trucking
Not his usual sound ehh... Dig it man if you have not heard it.
Subject: Saw a pic of this show at dead.net
Chinacat is the shit.
Subject: Ol Fairgrounds Coliseum
I did not go to this show, but played hockey here the next day on a bantam travel squad up from Columbus. I remember the parents joking about staying away from the upper level seats because there was still marijuana smoke up there...we're all; "so that's what it looks like?".. and of course jammed up there after the game to check it out!.. Cool old building that out-lived Market Square Arena. I had a murky aud tape of this show forever and am grateful to this site for opportunity to upgrade & re-visit the ol vibe. This sounds ok after it gets goin, and starts smokin after it settles in....PLAYIN'!
gratefulda, in Indy -
Subject: My first show.....
My first show, a great time. Cold, cold, cold outside and pretty cold inside til the boys cranked it up (the floor of the Coliseum was an ice rink for the winter and it was covered with sheets of plywood), then everyone was on their feet. My ticket stub sez $5, what a steal! They started playing a little after 6pm and stopped at midnight with two breaks.
This recording starts with muddled sound and gets straightened out by the second or third tune (much like every other Dead show I've been to). What a sound system that was! Two or three stories of speakers! (Phil-"..please don't throw the Frisbees up here. We've lost about a hundred speakers on this tour.") You can tell the boys are ready to crank from the word go. The train picks up speed and they're well warmed up by the second set. You can hear the appreciative audience between tunes, one of the most enthusiastic crowds I've ever seen.
Wish I could remember more...but that's another story